India needs a new educational policy: HRD Minister
·Human Resource Development Minister SmritiIrani has stressed the need for a new education policy which would also address academic merit.
·"The country now needs a new education policy in which a discussion on academic merit - which course should be taught in which way - will also be included," Irani said.
·Irani added that the discussions on the new policy will be carried out at the regional as well as the national level.
·"We are trying that this deliberation on the national education policy begins across the country from January 2015, and the views of all stakeholders on which course should be structured in which way will also be taken," she said.
·The government has decided to go ahead with the appointments to various statutory bodies like CVC, NHRC and Lokpalwithout the Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha as a member of the selection committee choosing them.
·The move comes following a recent reference from the Lok Sabha secretariat in this regard.
·The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) had written to the Lok Sabha seeking information on the LoP. The secretariat has informed the DoPT that there is no recognised LoP in the Lok Sabha.
·Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan had rejected Congress' demand for LoP status for its nominee.
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(A page from the diary of the TestCracker of tomorrow)
It’s raining scams! After Securities scam in ’92 (More commonly known as Harshad Mehta scam) and KP scam in ’01, following the cycle of 10 years, this time, an entire exchange was fabricated on treachery of its promoters. The scam is a systematic fraud perpetrated in the commodity market by National Spot Exchange Ltd. The supposedly 5,600 CroreRs fraud came out in the public domain after NSEL failed to pay out its investors in commodity pair contracts after 31 July 2013. Let’s have a summarised look at the seedy insides of the exchange which was once a darling of the markets and the ministry too.